Legacy Housing is one of the top mobile home manufacturers in the United States. We have been in the business of building mobile homes and tiny houses for 15 years now and have worked our way up to being one of the top builders in our industry. But did you know that Legacy Housing also manufactures modular homes?
It’s true! We build modular doublewide homes in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Colorado. Coming in 2020, we will add Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida to the list of states we can build our modular doublewides in.
You may be wondering, what makes it a modular home versus a manufactured home? Great question! Modular homes, as well as modular buildings, consist of repeated physical sections of prefabricated building modules. These prefabricated modules are normally built inside a factory and then assembled on-site.
Modular is also a method of construction that consists of building sections of the modular home, say for example the walls, flooring, roof, etc, away from the final building site and/or intended final building site. A modular home is essentially built in pieces, inside a factory setting, and then later assembled at the final building site such as on a piece of land or in a suburb community. Manufactured homes are like the name suggests, manufactured in a manufacturing factory, and are assembled from start to finish inside the factory.
One of the main advantages of modular homes is that they can be built for most residential areas. Modular homes are built to the same IRC(International Residential Code) and NEC(National Electric Code) as traditional site-built homes and are acceptable by most cities. Because modular homes are built to the same codes as site-built homes, they can be placed in the same communities as traditional site-built homes.
Another advantage of modular homes is that they are built with stronger walls and trusses. At Legacy, we use more lumber for all the framing of the homes, as well as nails, straps, and special adhesives during the construction process. All these add for stronger construction and additional strength of the home.
The trusses that we build for our Legacy modular homes use twice as many wall studs at the openings and we also use top plates for additional strength in our modular homes. Modular homes have higher framing and construction standards than say traditional HUD codes, so when building our Legacy modular homes, we have to meet those construction requirements. Modular homes also have higher electrical standards, higher HVAC standards, as well as higher plumbing standards.
Lastly, another one of the advantages of a Legacy modular home is the homes we build are even more energy-efficient than the mobile homes we build, which are built to HUD code. We use even more energy-efficient windows with better solar heat gain than we do in our traditional mobile homes. We also use more home insulation to keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Modular homes have higher energy efficiency standards so we have to meet those requirements when we build our modular doublewide homes.
No matter if you are interested in a manufactured home or a modular home, Legacy Housing is here to help you with all your affordable housing needs. We even build tiny homes if a doublewide home is too big of a home for your housing needs. Click here to find a Legacy Housing dealer near you!
Would you ever consider a modular home? Feel free to leave your comments below. As always, we look forward to hearing from you!